Augmedix Establishes AI Advisory Council to Guide the Company’s Continued Development of High Standard, Responsible Product Development

Jun 12, 2023 | News, Press Releases

Amidst rapid technological innovation, Augmedix is committed to thoughtful and responsible integration of emerging technologies into its AI platform

SAN FRANCISCO (June 12, 2023) – Augmedix, a healthcare technology company that delivers industry-leading, ambient medical documentation and data solutions, announced today the establishment of an AI Advisory Council. The healthcare industry’s adoption of AI is growing very rapidly and Augmedix is committed to harnessing the power of AI thoughtfully and responsibly to provide its customers with solutions they can trust. The Advisory Council will provide advice and guidance to the Augmedix senior leadership team on matters related to the integration of AI into the Company’s product development roadmap.

The AI Advisory Council will be led by Joe Marks, Ph.D., who has served as a director of the Company since 2020.1 Dr. Marks has established himself as a technological innovator in seven different industries over the past 30 years. His areas of expertise include AI, human-computer interaction, and computer graphics. He holds degrees in Applied Mathematics (AB) & Computer Science (SM, PhD) from Harvard University, and has co-authored more than 50 peer-reviewed articles in applied computing. Previously he was the Executive Director of Carnegie Mellon University’s Center for Machine Learning and Health.

Members of the council will include distinguished industry thought leaders from computer science, bioinformatics, digital healthcare, as well as Augmedix customers. These individuals will bring diverse expertise and perspectives from academic institutions, corporate entities from various sectors, healthcare industry associations, as well as civil society organizations associated with AI.

“As a leader in ambient-class documentation products for the healthcare industry, Augmedix is dedicated to using AI to minimize the cost and overwhelming administrative burden facing clinicians. We have worked hard to earn the trust of our customers and are committed to developing innovations that continue to engender their trust and which will positively impact the lives of millions of clinicians and patients,” said Augmedix CEO Manny Krakaris. “Our AI Advisory Council will play a vital role to ensure Augmedix develops and deploys AI throughout its products, services and overall business in a responsible, transparent, and ethical manner.”

The council will hold a variety of responsibilities, including discussing regulatory frameworks, evaluating risks and opportunities for ambient medical documentation product development, reviewing AI applications and algorithms, monitoring and addressing ethical concerns, providing strategic advice and engaging with key stakeholders.

“We are at an exciting and hopeful time in history as the advancements in technology are revolutionizing all aspects of the healthcare industry,” said incoming Council Chairman Dr. Marks. “It is vital that we come together to review, scrutinize and think through how these technologies can both help and hurt clinicians and patients. This Council is a good step forward in securing the principles of transparency, trust, accountability, privacy, and security in Augmedix’s suite of products.”

1Dr. Marks will step down from the Board of Directors next month to dedicate his efforts for Augmedix toward its AI Advisory Council, which is an important element of the Company’s strategic roadmap.

About Augmedix

Augmedix (Nasdaq: AUGX) delivers industry-leading, ambient medical documentation and data solutions to healthcare systems, physician practices, hospitals, and telemedicine practitioners.

Augmedix is on a mission to help clinicians and patients form a human connection at the point of care with seamless technology. Augmedix’s proprietary Notebuilder Platform extracts relevant data from natural clinician-patient conversations and converts that data into medical notes in real time, which are seamlessly transferred to the EHR. The company’s platform uses Automatic Speech Recognition, Natural Language Processing including Large Language Models, and medical documentation specialists to generate accurate and timely medical notes.

Leveraging this platform, Augmedix’s products relieve clinicians of administrative burden, in turn, reducing burnout and increasing both clinician and patient satisfaction. Augmedix is also leading the revolution in leveraging point-of-care data by making connections between millions of clinician-patient interactions and analyzing them to deliver actionable insights that elevate patient care.

Augmedix is headquartered in San Francisco, CA, with offices around the world. To learn more, visit

Forward-Looking Statements

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